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Best fitness apps in 2022

by Babu Patil
Best fitness apps in 2022

Best fitness apps in 2022 include ClassPass, Cure.fit (cult.fit), Keep, HealthifyMe, Lenus, Freeletics, eGym, FitOn, Paceline, Aaptiv, Noom, Fittr, Kickoff, CoPilot, Fitmint, and Sweatcoin. Digital apps focused on health, fitness, and wellness have raised nearly $10 billion in funding. 

Best fitness apps in 2022

Keep is a Beijing-based fitness app. Nearly 200 million people use it in China. Keep surpassed 200 million downloads and is the #1 fitness app in China. Keep app offers custom video-based fitness programs for paid users. The app has 10 million paid users who receive personalized services. Keep is supported by $700 million in venture capital. Investors include SoftBank Vision Fund, Hillhouse Capital, Coatue Management, Tencent, Goldman Sachs, and GGV Capital. 

Cure.fit (cult.fit) is a top-rated fitness app in India. The app provides workout classes across multiple formats—yoga, dance, and strength, throughout the day. For about $50/month, subscribers can arrange a one-to-one session with trainers. It has more than 300,000 paying customers in India alone. The Android app has more than 10 million users worldwide.

HealthifyMe is the best dietitian app. The app has 10+ million users. For members, HealthifyMe provides highly personalized diet plans, healthy recipes, and diet coach plans for 100,000+ paid people, especially in India. The plan also includes:

  • Expert advice from personal trainers.
  • Unlimited chat with the coach. 
  • Daily to-dos.
  • 2 video consultation calls per month.
  • 1,500 exercises programs. 
  • Over 55,000 foods.

FitOn is a freemium fitness and wellness app. The Los Angeles-based startup claims to have more than 12+ million customers for its app, which offers personalized fitness and wellness programs. Members will have access to hundreds of workouts in cardio, strength, yoga, stretching, and meditation. The app has 300K+ 5-star reviews. FitOn has secured over $70 million in investment since its founding in 2018. Backers include Accel, Maverick Ventures, Second Avenue Partners, Mantis VC, and UTA VC. 

Best fitness apps for professionals

Lenus is a mobile app for health and fitness professionals. It provides coaches with the tools and expertise they need to scale their businesses. With the all-in-one digital app, coaches can easily automate time spent on their daily administrative tasks. The Denmark-based startup secured $69 million in strategic funding in June 2021 to further its online platform. EQT Ventures led the investment round.

Freeletics is the #1 personalized fitness training app in Germany. The app provides 350 personalized exercises, audio coaching programs, and nutrition guidance—a subscription starts at $0.96 a week. It has more than 10+ million downloads. FitLab, Causeway Media Partners, and JAZZ Venture Partners have infused more than $45 in Freeletics. 

eGym is a provider of cloud-connected cardio training gym equipment for the gym. The eGym equipment offers a training portal that allows members to receive better fitness instruction, view their exercise history, plan their training, and connect with friends from eGym’s website or app, available on iOS and Android devices. Users can also sync exercise data from other devices, including apps like Runkeeper and devices from companies like Fitbit and Jawbone. The Munich-based eGym launched its services in 2013. The startup claims that more than 1,000 of Germany’s 6,000 gyms use its products and service, including Fitness First, Injoy, and Reebok.

Best wellness apps

Aaptiv is a provider of 30-day audio and video fitness exercise classes from certified personal trainers. The app has 1+ million users and 10.8K+ 3.1-star reviews. Users can discover thousands of workouts, including running, elliptical, race training, strength training, stretching, yoga, and more. Aaptiv personalizes your fitness program to match your exact goals. Every week, Aaptiv adds 30 news classes, so you will always have something new to try. For a $15/month fee, users get unlimited access to more than 2,500 classes for all kinds of workouts, including — running, rowing, elliptical, race training, yoga, and even stretching routines. 

Noom is a digital weight loss, fitness, diet management, and chronic disease coaching app. The app pairs users with a dedicated Noom human coach based on their lifestyle and preferences. The coach will also help users to manage stress, anxiety, diabetes, hypertension, sleep, diabetes, and congestive heart failure. Noom secured nearly $700 million in funding since its inception in 2008 from Silver Lake, Oak HC/FT, Temasek, Novo Holdings, Sequoia Capital, RRE, and Samsung Ventures. The New York-based company reported revenues of $400 million in 2020. The Noom app has 45 million downloads in 100 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. According to a Bloomberg report, Noom is planning for an initial public offering with a targeted valuation of nearly $10 billion. 

Best nutrition apps

Fittr is a personal nutrition, diet, and fitness coaching platform. The startup has built a network of over 620 internationally certified coaches. When you enroll with a Fittr coach, you will receive customized and detailed diet and workout plans – designed based on your lifestyle, health issues (if any), and preferences. The experts also offer a range of tailored transformation packages and online training programs that combines strength training and yoga. The coaching packages start from as low as ₹175 ($2.5). Fittr supports 3 million members globally. 

EverFit (dba Kickoff) is a provider of 1-on-1 remote personal fitness training, wellness programs, and nutrition advice via text message and live video sessions. They will support you achieve your fitness goals and build tailored workout routines based on your unique needs and preferences. To help you improve your health and wellness, they’ll provide a daily meal plan and check in each day to find out how you’re doing. If you have specific diets you’d like to follow (i.e., intermittent fasting, keto, paleo, or other), they can help you with those too. For a $3/day fee, you can unlock all premium services and schedule a consultation with a personal trainer anytime. Kickoff plans include 

  • Standard: $95/month
  • Live $245/month
  • Live Plus $365/month

Virtual fitness apps

CoPilot is a virtual coaching platform. Every CoPilot user gets a free 14-day trial. You start the free trial by filling out a questionnaire that will ask you for detailed information about your health conditions, goals, lifestyle, gender, age, etc. 

A human couch will review your questionnaire. Upon reviewing your information, you will get paired with a coach. Then, you can have a 40-minute onboarding call with your coach. During the call, you can discuss about your routines, including – fitness goals, meal preferences, etc. Then, your couch will develop a custom plan for you. 

After enrolling for paid service, you receive custom fitness coaching plans, exercises, nutrition guidance, and ongoing support from your coach. CoPilot plans start at $99/month.

Fitness rewarding apps

Sweatcoin is a step counter and activity tracker that converts your steps into a digital currency – called Sweat – that you can spend on gadgets, sports and fitness kits, exchange it for other cryptocurrencies or sell on an open market. You can only create Sweat currency through the Sweatcoin App. Currently, you can generate Sweat with only your steps. In time, more activities will create Sweat, such as swimming, gym work, cycling, etc. To create a Sweat, you need to walk more than 1,000+ steps. The app has 100+ million registered users.

Paceline is a digital fitness rewards app that rewards your workouts. The app tracks data from fitness devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbit to provide rewards based on 150 minutes of elevated heart rate a week. Rewards include gift cards to popular health-and-wellness companies, including Thrive Market, which delivers organic groceries using a subscription model, and apparel retailer Nike. The app is available on Apple App Store only. It has 18.2K+ 4.9-star ratings. Paceline has secured more than $35 million in strategic funds from Acrew Capital, Mubadala Capital, and other investment firms.

Fitmint is a fitness app that tracks your workouts and rewards you with cryptocurrency, tokens for each calorie you burn. Launched in May 2022, Bengaluru-based Web3 startup recently announced a $1.6 million seed funding round from General Catalyst, with iSeed, Kearny Jackson, Dweb3, and 1947 Rise. The app is available on Android and iOS and aids users in burning calories. 

Fitness booking apps

ClassPass is a New York-based online destination for booking yoga, boxing, fitness studios, strength training, dance classes, salons, and spas. It has 500k users worldwide. ClassPass, recently valued at $1 billion, has been acquired by Mindbody.

Launched in 2012, ClassPass is a subscription-based fitness marketplace, allowing users to pay for a monthly subscription that would let them access a specific number of classes across a spectrum of fitness genres....

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